Between 17th and 20th March, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), which monitors and tracks media freedom violations, will bring together leading journalists from over 13 countries and representatives of press freedom organisations, unions and journalist bodies to discuss key threats and trends that underpin threats to media freedom across Europe.
Grant Justice for Journalists is a foundation set up in order to investigate violent crimes against journalists who have been targeted as a result of their professional duties. Grants are available to investigative journalists, both professional and non-professional (bloggers, social activists), both in wartime and peacetime.
Grant The United States and India have a shared opportunity to combat the scourge of fake news and disinformation for a secure Indo-Pacific region by promoting a robust and responsible media environment. This includes promoting strong professionalism among journalists, improving digital literacy among the general public, and modernizing news outlets with immersive technologies to compete in the digital world.
Grant The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ankara has announced a new call for project and programme grant proposals for Turkey for 2021. The Embassy will give priority to project proposals within freedom of religion, LGBTQI, and strengthening democracy.
In advance of a European Parliament debate on efforts by governments to silence free media in Europe, GFMD has joined a group of 18 organisations to call on the European Union to act on the declining press freedom situation in Central Europe.
Deadline: 15 April 2021
Award Applications are now open for the Global Youth and News Media Award for Media Literacy to honor front-line teachers in the quest to help students understand the true value of press freedom. The Press Freedom Teacher Award will recognise excellence in assuring that students develop a thorough understanding of the crucial role of journalism in society and of the sometimes deadly risks for people who do this work.
The Global Forum for Media Development has issued a statement reaffirming its ongoing support to Myanmar’s journalists, newsrooms, and media organisations as they continue to fulfill their vital role of providing the public with reliable and quality information.
Grant Every year, IPDC supports an extensive range of projects in developing countries worldwide. The projects are submitted by local media organizations seeking to expand opportunities for free, independent and pluralistic media. The proposals are selected in line with UNESCO’s strategic programmatic approach in each country based on their specific development needs.
On 3 February, Erol Önderoğlu – Turkey’s representative to Reporters Without Borders – will stand trial on charges of “propaganda for a terrorist organisation”, “open incitement to commit crimes” and “praising a crime and a criminal”. GFMD joins 17 NGOs to condemn the prosecution of Önderoğlu and his co-defendants.
Grant The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists committed to human rights and social justice reporting. During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and to participate in internships with The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
December 09-10, 2020 – Online
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO will host the World Press Freedom Conference next year. The event will take place entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The #HoldTheLine Coalition, a collective of 78 civil society and journalism organisations, demands the Philippines authorities drop the thirds cyber libel charge against journalist and Rappler CEO, Maria Ressa.
Globe International Center (GIC) have published an appeal calling on Government and the State Emergency Commission to respect civil and political rights during the pandemic.
Grant The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals for Media Freedom and Investigative Journalism. This Call combines three references in the European Parliament’s budgetary remarks for 2020: Action 1 – Pilot Project: A Europe-wide response mechanism for violations of press and media freedom. Action 2 – Preparatory Action: Cross-border investigative journalism fund. Action 3 – Pilot Project: Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU.
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists is an acknowledgment that impunity remains a huge global issue; when those responsible for crimes against journalists are not held to account we allow a perverse culture to grow that continually degrades our right to freedom of expression and information.
October 20, 2020 – Online
In advance of the Second Global Conference on Media Freedom, the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, the Embassy of Canada in Austria, the British Embassy in Austria, the International Press Institute, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media invite you to join an online event to discuss media freedom and COVID-19.
Deadline: 23 October, 2020
Grant Press On is accepting applications for its Southern Movement Media Fund (Round 2), to provide much needed resources to Southern media makers and journalists practicing movement journalism for working alongside their communities, with each other, and with movement partners, to co-create the conditions needed for a quality life.
Grant With a pot of cash prizes totalling €15,000, the IJ4EU Impact Award celebrates the best investigative journalism carried out by teams collaborating across borders in European Union member states and EU candidate countries. Nominations for the inaugural awards opened on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. An independent jury will select three collaborative, transnational investigations for three prizes, each worth €5,000. The winners will be announced at IJ4EU’s UNCOVERED Conference in early 2021.
Grant UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects that address challenges to civic space and democracy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
Grant The aim of the #SAIFE project is to develop policy recommendations on the most effective ways to safeguard freedom of expression and media pluralism, when deploying AI. Funded initiatives must support RFoM’s #SAIFE project on the impact of AI on freedom of expression, as well as the overall mandate to safeguard media freedom and freedom of expression across the 57 OSCE participating States.